Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cherry friends! We think you will love this multi-charm necklace. It is a mixture of geometric shapes, different colors, and precious stones, metals and wood. You, the wearer, can impart the meaning of the charms in this necklace. 



 

Charms go back a long way, perhaps as early as the Neolithic era when a person would pick up a shiny or unusually shaped stone or piece of wood and use it to ward off enemies. Later, Egyptian Pharaohs wore elaborate jewelry made of precious stones and metals. This was the time when charm bracelets and necklaces first appeared. 

Citizens of ancient Egypt wore charm wrist and neck bracelets for some interesting reasons:

1.  As a protective shield
2.  A sign of status
3.  As an identification tag to help the Gods guide the wearer and          his/her possessions to the proper status level in the afterlife
4.  Kind of an "if found, please return to" note from home

During the Roman era, followers of Christ would wear the "ichthys" (fish) charm to identify themselves to other Christians in order to gain entry into secret worship activities.

If we jump forward to the Middle Ages, charms were put to use by knights and kings. One purpose of these charms was to protect warriors in battle. Charms were also worn to represent family origin, political standing and profession.

The bracelets of Queen Victoria in the early 20th century led to a big wave of charm wearing, mostly for decorative fashion. Charm bracelets and necklaces became all the rage. By the 1950s, charm bracelets were a must have item for girls and women. In the 1990s and again in the first part of this century, charm bracelets and necklaces have become prized by the fashion industry. If the current trend continues, charm bracelets and necklaces will be in style for many, many years to come.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Summer Giveaway

Hey cherry friends! With each purchase made on Monday, July 22, we will be giving you a free gift, valued at $24. During this period of summer time fun, we are giving away these super popular barefoot sandals.
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Barefoot sandals originated in South Asia, but today are popular throughout the world. These straps or jewelry like anklets and toe rings are often worn at weddings on the sand, on a trip to the beach, during dancing, by the pool, on a boat cruise, while spending time with friends, and in many other settings. They are fun and sexy.


Thursday, July 18, 2013


History of the Necklace

Necklaces have been around for thousands of years. The first necklaces are believed to have been around during the stone age (approximately 40,000 years ago). Perhaps this is why Thor and Thelma were first attracted to each other. Some of the oldest necklaces were made of materials like vines or pieces of animal sinew. They were probably adorned with shells, bones, bird feathers, corals, wood carvings, colorful stones, gems, or even teeth.

As the millenniums passed by, twine and string made it possible to make smaller, more intricate and durable necklaces. During the Bronze Age (3300-1200 BC), when humans discovered how to melt various metals and cast them into various shapes, more attractive, eye-catching necklaces became available. Perhaps an ancestor of yours got together with their beloved because of an initial attraction to a necklace.

In the modern era, we have developed the technology to melt and cast new metals into necklaces. Laser etching and fine crafting of finely detailed artwork is now captured. Engravings can make the necklace more personal.

In light of the importance of necklaces to the human race, by bringing couples together and strengthening the bonds of friendship and love, we are celebrating necklaces every Friday. In the coming weeks, you will have the opportunity to get a beautiful necklace at a Cherry Sweet deal every Friday. Don't miss out on Necklace Friday's.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Head-dresses

Most head-dresses are inspired by the romance of days gone by and are  timeless. The head-dress is an accessory that is taking root in the women fashion design. Although for many women it remains an exclusive accessory of high society, increasingly the guests who attend all types and styles of weddings choose to complement their outfit with a good head-dress. The headdress is not only a symbol of  elegance, but also of respect for the newlyweds. To know how to choose the right head-dress for every event and wear it correctly, we have consulted Laura Benavente, head-dress designer, who has given us a few tips on the headdress’s protocol. Take out pen and paper and take note:
  1. Size: As the day grows, the size decreases. In the morning we will opt for larger sizes with volume and in the afternoon we will opt for smaller sizes.
  2. Placement: According to the protocol, the head-dress is placed on the right side and leaning on the forehead. The reason for this location is that women, according to protocol, often go on the right of the gentlemen, so the head-dress placement does not disturb the conversation. Furthermore the head-dress is placed on this side for an aesthetic reason because the hair part is often on the left. Also it is on the right side of the head where most hair grows and it helps to place it better. However, take into account that the trend of this season is to place it as centered as possible.
  3. Costume and headdress: The dress and head-dress should be supplemented. A striking dress is complemented by a more discreet head-dress, and a simple dress with a more elaborate head-dress. The head-dress should not overshadow the dress and the opposite.
  4. The head-dress is not to be removed: We should not take off the head-dress in the entire celebration. But if we take it off we only can do it when the couple has opened the dance, never before that. Ideally, we must fulfill the motto: “the woman who leaves with a head-dress on, returns home with head-dress”.
  5. Comfort: It is very important to feel comfortable with the head-dress that you choose because you are going to wear it for many hours. Do not feel awkward or embarrassed because a nice and well played head-dress it is a very flattering and a very elegant complement. But do not forget the comfort criteria when choosing yours.
  6. Greetings: When greeting or giving two kisses, two ladies who are wearing head-dresses, must avoid colliding with them. For this reason, they will kiss each other the left side (the opposite side where the head-dress is), or they will simulate a kiss without actually giving it. This way we can avoid uncomfortable situations.
                       





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Monday, July 8, 2013

Fun in the Sun Hair styles!

Fun in the Sun Hair styles!


Summer is a fun time that brings manageable and easy hairstyles. Summer hairstyles 2013 are easy going and great looking. Here are some of the popular summer hairstyles that you can choose from.

                        














                              
These are fun and playful summer hairstyles 2013. These hairstyles require haircut below the ear. For example, a bob cut with multiple layers and a shaggy haircut. A sun kissed look is created by adding highlights of light color. There are many boyish hairstyles that will be seen this year. The basic boy cut is stylish and popular among celebrities.


Bob hairstyle
One of the summer hairstyles 2013 is the angled bob hairstyle. This is the hairstyle of Rihanna and Victoria Beckham. Angled bob cut requires different angles for cutting and sculpted. The best thing about this hairstyle is that it gives classic as well as modern looks. This haircut is long on the front and short at the back. The long hair in the front are used to frame the face.
                                             


Hairstyles with blunt bangs
Blunt bangs look flattering and suit people with round or square faces. These bangs can also help in toning down high cheekbones. You can keep these bangs over the eyebrows for a modern look. You can also keep them sweeping on the side for a changed style.
                                   

Razor bob hairstyle
This hairstyle is trendy and long in length. This hairstyle has layers at the shoulders instead of chin. This hairstyle looks best with extreme parting. You can style this bob cut into updos and glittering hair pins.
                                  

Wedge hairstyle
It is one of the hottest summer hairstyles 2013 that gives youthful looks. This haircut requires a lot of layers and texture so that hair looks smooth and soft. This hairstyle is also suitable for thin hair types. In fact, it can suit all face shapes.
                                     

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy 4th of July!!

Cherry Friends

We have been listening to you over the last several weeks!! You will soon be seeing many changes to our blog and web site as we grow and try to meet your requests, our new friends!! Stay tuned because the fun is just about to start!!
 
In the mean time
Looking for something to do with the kids and/or family?
Do you have out of town guest’s visiting, and you want to show them what your great state has to offer?

Here are some of the great ideas that we love and great ways to spend the holiday weekend with those that you love!!


Enjoy and Happy 4th of July!!
                        






















              

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